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Grateful Dead Live at The Spectrum on 1986-03-25




Set 1

Feel Like A Stranger, Tennessee Jed, CC Rider, Tons Of Steel, It Must Have Been The Roses, Desolation Row-> Don't Ease Me In

Set 2

Scarlet Begonias-> Touch Of Grey-> Looks Like Rain-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Drums-> Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues-> Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date March 25, 1986
Venue The Spectrum
Location Philadelphia, PA

Source MAC; (FOB) Sennheiser 441 > Sony D5 > Maxell XLII-S 90(Set I) Maxell MA-R 90(Set II); Taped by Mark McCue; Transferred, Edited and Mastered by Alex Ford
Taped by Mark McCue
Transferred by Alex Ford


Notes

Comments:

- * First time played


Notes:

- Set One tape flip patched with shnid 3188 (Beyer Dynamic M88 > Sony TC-D5M)
- Set Two tape flip patched with shnid 102169 (Nakamichi cm 100's w/shotguns > Sony TC-D5)
- SBE Free. Files meta tagged with Tag&Rename. All editing and mastering with UAD-1 in 24/88.2.

Reviews

Reviewer: Harold of the Rocks - - February 28, 2012
Subject: For ALL of the pre-Stranger turning, check this FOB out
Couple of good versions of this show on Archive. This one sounds pretty good AND has all the pre-Stranger tuning that some folks like to edit out (why?) This was my 15th show and I was pretty amped to be there. At the show, waiting for them to start Stranger seemed to take forever! But for years afterwards, I loved listening to that tuning on tape (then CD, and now online).

As hot as the Stranger was, I felt like the rest of the 1st set just died. At the time, I was "chasing" certain songs, and none of the songs after Jed made my list (but Roses is always OK). Most were on my "please don't play" list. What can I say... I was young. Everything was played well, and that's all that matters.

After a pretty lame first set, I was really hoping that we'd get a Scarlet > Fire. The craziness before the Scarlet was... Crazy! Whose Harry? Scarlet > Fire is one (OK, 2) of those songs I was chasing. When it hit, I was ECSTATIC. It was a pretty good Scarlet but when it started going into Touch of Grey, I felt the wind leave my sails. I was bumming big time. I couldn't believe it. And then Looks Like Rain? In the 2nd set? Kick me harder!

Thank God for GDTRFB. Tom Thumb's was kinda cool too, mostly for the novelty of Phil singing. Black Pete > TS > Lovelight was pretty standard fare with a Brokedown encore not helping.

Overall, I remember being pretty disappointed with this show. Listening back to these juicy FOB recordings, they sound much better. I'm glad I have a chance to hear so many versions.

The recording gets 4 stars (4 and a half if I could). The show only gets 2 stars. I'm sure others will say it's the best show they've ever seen.
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